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Modularity

  • Raymond Turner
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Abstract

One of the methods advocated for achieving simplicity in design, for avoiding complexity, is modularization. Modular, structured, and object-oriented programming all aim at the construction of large programs and software systems by decomposition into smaller pieces [55]. Complexity is addressed by the separation of concerns: by decomposing a problem into smaller units, the complexity of individual units is reduced. Modularization is taken to increase the likelihood of correct designs: smaller units, when correct, are more transparently so. Presumably, as a result of breaking a problem into smaller units, the solutions to such units have a better chance of being elegant and parsimonious.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Turner
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  1. 1.School of Computer Science & Electronic EngineeringUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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